*Answered by Ken Jordan of The Crystal Method.
Do you think electronic music's popularity is close to reaching its peak?
Hopefully electronic music has not reached it's peak and my main reason why is that I hate most of the popular music I hear, so I would rather hear cool electronic music on the top 40 radio stations.
Is it all essential for producers and DJs to use the new tech that's out their to their creative advantage but also understand the possible values of intertwining analog?
Well, great music can be made completely in the digital domain now. Lots of people are doing it, and it is possible to do it without an understanding of analogue gear, analogue processing, or even the sound of analogue, but I think you do have an advantage if you understand those things.